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Dec 20, 2012 6:00am PST
will go off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. better than expected news, the u.s. economy grew at 3.1% annualized rate of october through september. gm is buying back their stock from the government. motorola $2.3 million was gained. this is seven months after google bought motorola for 12 and a half billion dollars. it is due wills' biggest acquisition and the 14 year history. the intercontinental exchange it i >> big fails for toyota's camry. this is according to the institute of highway safety. the camry one of america's most popular cars and failed its crash test by the institute. the front wheel and the bending the passenger compartment foot well in word. the steering was pledged so far off the air bags did not deploy. the three as at be a hybrid wet and did not perform any better it also earned a poor rating. honda's accord sedan and suzuki his ice sheet received the institute's top rating of good. the motors is recalling nearly 119,000 pickup trucks in the u.s. because the heads can fly open. the recall affects the 2012 third want the entire 2010 through 2012 chevy color
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Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
days to reach an agreement or the u.s. economy will go over the so- called fiscal cliff. that's when automatic tax increases and spending cuts would take effect. reaching a deal before then what be easy. right now both sides are involved in a high-stakes political blame game. >> we in washington are working while the house of representatives are out watching movies and watching the kids play soccer and basketball and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. >> i told the president i would be happy to look at whatever he proposes but the truth is we're coming against a hard deadline here. i said this is a conversation we should have had months ago. >> former president george h. w. bush is still in intensive care at a hospital in houston with a stubborn fever. the family is, that he will be out of the i see you sound. the chief of staff said supporters a note yesterday including " he would ask me to tell you please put the sharks back in the closet " the 88 year- old has been in a hospital for more than a month after first coming down with bronchitis. >> a live look at the
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Dec 28, 2012 4:00am PST
pneumonia. he noticed foreman norman r. taught to tampa after serving as commander-in-chief of u.s. central command. he was 78 years old. >> secretaries day hillary clinton is heading back to work next week. clinton's been working from home while recovering from a concussion she suffered after fainting while fighting a stomach virus. >> her return to the state farm is likely to be good news for capitol hill. clinton will testify next move for the congressional committee of the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> genetics and 20 the investigation is the sandy hook elementary school shooting massacre. >> the state medical examiner would do a complete analysis of government-that the gunman as dna. they're not looking for anything specific in the analysis and it is on likely they will find genetic clue into lanes as motive behind the shooting. >> genetics said they're genetic component to mental illness but there are many genes involved, not just a single gene or mutation. results of the dna analysis are not expected for several weeks. >> here is a live look outside at
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
out the last 35 minutes and surprisingly the u.s. added 146,000 jobs last month. not great numbers of the numbers were expected to be half that because of all the layoffs of people on able to work because of super storm sandy. we had 140,000 americansaw a drop in te unemployment rate to 7.7%. this is the lowest since december 2008. > a month after his election present obama has a sizable rating and more than a year. the poll finds the president's rating stands at 57 per cent the highest since may last year when navy seals killed outside a leader osama bin live in. applies more americans that the nation is headed in the right direction. 42 percent say the country is on the right track and a majority believe is likely president obama will improve the economy. however americans are divided on what a president he has been. but 37 percent think he's been above or above average or outstanding. 36 percent say below average or four. >> the us supreme court scheduled to meet behind closed doors again today to consider reviewing the legal issues regarding same-sex marriage. that includes a c
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Dec 26, 2012 7:00am PST
u.s. this morning. we were crossing our fingers here in the bay area so far we have no delays here. to get you more news faster we will turn to mike pelton who is live at s f o. >> a lot of people are trying to get out early to beat the rush. but they are not having any luck. it is a lot of congestion here at as a foe. and lot of travelers are coming here and this is officially signaling the end of their holiday. thousands of passengers are headed home as they spent christmas with their family and friends. everyone that i spoke with stated that it was a perfect day. >> i went to the movies and i had drinks and i played darts with my friends. >> it's back to the daily grind. >> good nose for travelers. right now there are no delays coming in or going out as at all. this can change as whether rosa in here in san francisco and across the country. we will continue to monitor the other delays. >> a san francisco woman will be arraigned today on charges of the hit killer manslaughter that killed one pedestrian and ended at two others in the twin peaks area. the 56 year-old, y yuee yao, d
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Dec 27, 2012 7:00am PST
schatz is a former white democratic party chairman and lawmaker. he was chosen over u.s. rep colleen had help boost the home was suggested shortly before it and always death. >> not allowing the vast majority of the house of representatives to get what they want. if that to 50 would be brought up it would pass over. on any given day for the last five or six months since the giant banner could have passed tax cuts and it would pass. he is doing, he has made the decision that he does not won a vote on it. because if he voted on it it would pass. i have sat here mr. president is not too late for this eager to take up the senate-passed bill. that time is winding down. today is thursday, he is going to get 48 hours' notice of the house before they come back. 48 hours from today is saturday. with just that one vote middle-class families would have security that taxes would not go up by at least 20 to $100 by new year's day. that is the average, some would go up more some less of course. the speaker should call back to the house today, he should not have let them go. they are not here. they
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Dec 9, 2012 11:00pm PST
of the 25 most powerful women. >>> john mcafee said sunday that he wants to return to the u.s. he wants to live in the u.s. or england. he a judge has yet to rule on whether he has political asylum. >> police in belize wants to question him. >>> today was the first day at same-sex couples in washington state were able to marry. there were 140 people that registers. the mayor is calling it a great and joyous day and seeing a new civil right being recognized. >>> we have your sports coming up but first a gift that is sure to spread holiday cheer. gas prices continue their downward tread and the president and speaker of the house john boehner meet in person to play the fiscal cliff version of let's make a deal. that is all ahead when kron 4 news continues. [ female announcer ] for those who love sweets, your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples. that's a given. you need safeway sugar for just $1.97. and that magic thing that makes everyone want another -- only $2.99 for challenge butter. and when hands get mess
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Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
they still have a lot of work to do. >> watching the u.s. supreme court and they could decide today whether they will hear california's proposition 8 case. the court will be releasing its latest of a posting on -630 this morning. california voted prop 8 was unconstitutional. we will see if the justices reviewed the case. they met on friday behind closed doors to see which cases would be heard. if they decide they're not going to get a same-sex marriage case the ruling here in california will stand. same- sex marriages could resume this week. if they decide to hear the case of than same- sex marriages will be on hold until the court makes its decision. this is one of 10 same-sex marriage cases in front of the supreme court right now. most of the others involve the federal law. we will see what the supreme court decides in less than 30 minutes. >> fiscal cliff tops standof the average middle-class family would have to pay about $2,000 a year more in taxes. house speaker john bain of lands the stalemate on the obama administration. he says they are not taking republicans seriously and
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Dec 3, 2012 4:00am PST
about whether the u.s. supreme court will take up the case of proposition 8 could come as early as this morning. we were hoping to get where friday did it not happen. they will post their decision this morning at 630. the court was scheduled to discuss the gay rights issue on friday. four justices must agree to hear the case before it can afford. if there is no decision the justices may discuss them at a future conference including one on december 7th. if they decide not to take on the issue we can wait to get word from the court as to whether there will hear the case. it struck down a marriage will resume in california. >> the national news announced the latest on the looming fiscal cliff. house minority leader nets deposing wants to vote. - vote nancy pelosi . >> with a so-called fiscal cliff and higher taxes for all americans looming. >> right now i will say we are nowhere. >> the house speaker blamed the stalemate on the obama administration. he said they are not taking republicans seriously with plans to close loopholes and limited deductions without raising taxes. >> off the
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Dec 14, 2012 6:00am PST
and what will happen with the u.s. economy. there's also concerns about the spending from the federal reserve. they announced that they are spending 85 billion a month buying security. >> the big mills with facebook and they do have an early lockout ending. they're under 56 million shares. this will be hitting the markets. the stocks have been up 20% since leisure.last . >> impoverished californians will soon get free cell phones. the state public utilities commission has approved a federal cell phone giveaway program that is designed to help the homeless and other impoverished people stay connected to family, friends and potential employers. assurance wireless will organize cell phone distribution. the program should be in place next year. here is a live look the james lick freeway and the traffic is moving very well. we will be right back. >> welcome back. there is a possibility of coastal showers this afternoon. here is the view from the south bay. this is the ride on 1 01 that is left by the interchange. let's talk about a cold temperatures. it is similar to yesterday's an
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Dec 30, 2012 8:00pm PST
reconvene monday morning, at which point there will be just over 12-hours until the u.s. goes over the fiscal cliff. >>> if nothing is done by midnight monday, mandatory tax hikes and spending cuts will kick in, impacting every american. elizabeth corridan is monitoring the situation and brings us the latest. --reporter pkg-as follows -- " as we gather with so much work undone, guide our lawmakers with your wisdom." the senate convened its rare sunday session with a prayer for progress. the house returned from its holiday hiatus. with less than 48- hours until the u-s economy goes over what's being called the fiscal cliff - lawmakers are locked in a fierce face-off over a set of spending cuts and tax hikes. >>> "we're apart on some pretty big issues." "i'm willing to get this done, but i need a dance partner." >> reporter: on n-b-c's meet the press, president obama made a final pitch for his plan to preserve bush era tax cuts for everyone but the wealthiest americans. >>> "regardless of partisan differences, our top priority has to be to make sure that taxes on middle class familie
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Dec 20, 2012 7:00am PST
recalling nearly 119,000 pickup trucks in the u.s. because the pilots can fly open unexpectedly and block the driver's vision. the recall affects 2010 through 2012 chevrolet colorado and gmc kenyan midsized trucks. if the main last is not fastened, the hood could open. gm found a problem after getting too complex. the recall is expected to begin next month. the >> it's showtime for ups!. the carrier today says that this will be the peak sipping day and the busiest is history. the men and women and brown will deliver 28 million packages in the u.s.. that's about 300 parcels every second! tomorrows the deadline to make sure the chair gives will arrive by christmas eve. >> which will be wreck bacteriright back. line welcome back in the 7:14 a.m.. we are tracking the storm that has hammered the midwest overnight. here is new video coming in on the bigger box on left side here is video out of omaha, neb. where you can see heavy snow in the area. the storm is being blamed for at least three deaths. on video out kansas city, missouri who is seeing heavy rain. out of the milwaukee wisconsin area
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Dec 17, 2012 11:00pm PST
news. >>> how the u.s. compares to other countries when it compares to gun ownership. the u.s. has the highest rate in the world with an average of 88 guns guns per 100 people. the united states has the most gun related homicides of any other developed country. in 2011, 9100 gun related murders and compare that to japan who had just 11. first off hand gun ownership in japan illegal. and the only time of gun you can own is a shotgun, the process to buy one, more than complicated, you have to pass tests and a shooting range class and a mental and drug test, then you have to pass a back ground check and not only do you have to lock and store your gun, you have to tell the police exactly where in your home that gun will be stored at all times and they are going to check. i am grant lodes, kron 4 news. >>> bay area schools have seen their share of violence. the school district has been beefing ufsecurity over the -- up security over the last few years. that is considered a model for how to protect students. >> one of the things that the school does is it is gated all the way around. acc
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Dec 15, 2012 2:30pm PST
an assessment of how much our students know about our u.s. history at grades 4, 8, and 12. everything from the united states constitution to presidents to why certain laws came into play. at very different levels, there are certain questions that are asked. the 8th graders really were the ones who did, i would say, perform the best when we consider the 4th and we consider the 12th grade. >> that's because 8th graders' scores improved over the last time the test was given. 4th graders and 12th graders did not. in fact, a majority of 12th graders turned in a poor performance. their questions were harder, and their correct answers were fewer. 55% of 12th graders scored below the basic level. what does this show? >> mm, lauren, that's not good news at all. [ chuckles ] and what does that mean for our 12th graders? it means that we have to find a way to engage our 12th graders in learning u.s. history. we have to make it more important to them. so, we have a lot of work to do, definitely, at the 12th-grade level. >> there's a famous saying -- "those who don't know history are c
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Dec 20, 2012 4:00am PST
house of representatives today. but the plan looks dead in the senate as the u.s. continues to move fiscal cliff >> tomorrow is the first day of winter.but it sure feels to get you more news faster, lets turn to kron four solo reporter jackie sissel who jackie? >> it is freezing, with temperatures well below the freezing mark. >> our team coverage continues in the weather center with erica and darya. >> 44 degrees in the san francisco. oakland, 41 degrees. it is cold and we will be in the mid upper 50s later this afternoon. the satellite and writer keeping a close eye on the wet weather. we will see an increase in cloud coverage for the day and that system will push south. let me walk you through futurecast. the friday morning commute in my next report >> as we take a look of the morning commute things are pretty quiet. no delays or hot spots or problems. in fact, let us take a look of the bay bridge. no delays on the approach is really light on the bridge spans. even highway no. 4, the westbound commute has not even started with no congestion, no delays for the of the month pas or
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Dec 11, 2012 7:00am PST
u.s. is likely hit its 16.4 trillion dollar debt limit by the end of this year. the treasury could use creative measures that would stave off in the u.s. debt default until mid february. as far as where we are with these talks right now watching 10? we are basically nowhere. and is looking more likely that we will go off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year. 706 a m right now and we'll be back with more in a couple of minutes. here's a live look at the golden gate bridge. we will be right back. you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevron nigeria, we haven't had a reported case in 12 years. aids is strong. aids is strong. but we are stronger. and aids... ♪ aids is going to lose. aids is going to lose. ♪ apple shares are up over 40 percent for the year. also watching facebook par. >> facebook shares up to 2786. >> the port of oakland maritime director james caan is stepping down as a newly releas
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Dec 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
reconvene monday morning, at which point there will be just over 12-hours until the u.s. goes over the fiscal cliff. the senate convened its rare sunday session with a prayer for progress. the house returned from its holiday hours until the u-s economy goes over what's being called the fiscal cliff - lawmakers are locked in a fierce face-off over a set hikes. "we're apart on some pretty big issues." " >> i'm willing to get this done, but i need a dance partner." >> reporter: on n-b-c's meet the press, president obama made a final pitch for his plan to preserve bush era tax cuts for everyone but the wealthiest americans. >> "regardless of partisan differences, our top sure that taxes on middle that would hurt our economy badly." >> reporter: a major sticking point continues to be the annual income level at which those tax increases should kick in. the threshold has wavered from 250-thousand dollars to as high as one-million dollars. republicans argue the country doesn't have a tax revenue problem, it has a spending problem. >> "unless we do something about spending, the government will
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Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm PST
seven. >> watching today's winners and losers with our financial expert, rob black u.s. auto sales. >> with hurricane sandy they can go out and purchase new. still, we are above 14.4 million. we are near 15 million. sales of gm are up 3.4% a bit weaker than expected. for was a 6.5% at toyota was up 70.2 percent, chrysler up to buy 40% your financing it has loosened up a little bit we of the oldest fleet in the nation. so car buying. chrysler was up by-14% and toyota was up 70%. >> singapore airlines is a toyota-17-- >> this is not fortune america. this is for more european and cities. this is not for urgent america. to gain access to the european union i understand it that this is a way for delta to benefit and expand more international flights. >> lindsey lohan and the irs? >> yes, do not mess with the irs. her tax bill, and charlie sheen and helped but she still is off the hook -- on the hook. she will work her way on to but she is drinking two bottles of a five, per day. and do not mess with the irs because there will not leave you alone. she is an estimated note drinking two bo
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Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm PST
until the u.s. economy will go over the fiscal cliff. >> this year, the american people are not waiting for the ball to drop. it is not going to be good. >> reporter: with no deal spending will be slashed and taxes will go of it could spark another recession. with this deadline approaching president obama and the senate will return and speak on sunday. >> certainly there is still time. >> reporter: point is still texas the want to extend the bush assured taxes except for the time making to water vicki thousand dollars per year ordered the sticking- point is still boyish-direct taxe bush-era of texas taxes >> and. nobody wants. to really work they just want to play the name game. >> putting over the edge that the scenario is allowing tax increases to take effect and on january 3rd, the lawmakers are going to be able to cut taxes. elisabeth corridon.. awarding. >> both obama and the senate returned to washington today after a christmas break. house leaders announced the chamber would reconvene sunday and possibly stay in session until a new congress is sworn in january third. someone hack
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Dec 12, 2012 7:00am PST
google fiber as the speedy its internet connection in the u.s., with average download speeds of 2.5 mb per second. but the bad news google fiber is only available in just one place right now which is kansas city, kansas. for the rest of us, and netflix says bryozoan effort by all as ranks no. 2, at nearly 2.2 mb per second. while comcast, said at a close third. >> doubles e-mail service has gotten a makeover. the new revamps in box is more user-friendly and caters to people check their e-mail smart phones and tablet computers. is the company's attempt to regain some of the ground lost a google. y'alls new ceo marissa mayer this tried to give people more reasons to use the company's on-line services and stick or around longer. >> >> new this morning there is something perfect for those who like to shop online and also impatient about getting the items. starting to that the financially struggling postal service is launching their same day delivery that could have those items delivered as soon as two hours after you buy them. >> we will go to will tran where he is waiting at the post o
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Dec 9, 2012 8:00pm PST
to wait a little bit longer to tie the knot in california at the u.s. supreme court to review proposition 8, the voters approved a ban on same-sex marriage means legal briefs will be filed in the case will be argued early next year. >> is one simple question does that constitute permit same-sex marriage port equal protection for everyone? for equal protection or not. >> uc hastings law professor laurie hastings saying that they are reviewing proposition 8 and the defense of act is significant because of wor--rory.. >> they are granting to cases and alone for every possible question. >> many people watching supreme court that kennedy could be the vote deciding factor but roberts could be the pivotal vote. >> chief justice's tend to look for history. where will their position be? robert proved this in the health- care he was the deciding vote that helped sell the mandate. and he will go down in history as the roberts vote, not the kennedy boats of all holding that. i think that he will see this as a similar issue. not at the kennedy--about. >> and they are not anyone. >> little
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Dec 19, 2012 7:00am PST
adequate security on the u.s. diplomatic in libya. an unclassified version stated that they are responsible for what happened in been gauze. >> but sales at one gunshot in livermore are through the roof. randy the owner stated that the sales at his shop has skyrocketed because people are concerned about their own protection and the possible changes with the gun laws on ford. he stated that in the past he was ill from 10 to 20 t per day. he stated since yesterday's he has sold at least 100 t. he still uses the discretion of will he would sell the gun to. >> meanwhile school safety is on the mind of the nation and and students got that notion from the police. chief jordan stated that he would like the children to know that the police are approachable, responsible and that they will keep them safe at home, on the streets and when they're at school. it i read all the let letters personally and i was moved by them. if chief howard jordan says that this trip was planned before the newtown shouldn't happen. he stated that he did not talk about the incident and that the children did not
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Dec 15, 2012 7:00am PST
. flags at the u.s. capitol were also lord, on orders from the house speaker john boehner. >> we are dealing with cold temperatures. it is 30 degrees in fairfield and 32 in santa farrah.rosa. it is warg up but not by much. you should keep grumbling handy because satellite and radar shows a system to the north of us. it is slowly starting to work its way into the bay area. here is a wider view right now this will bring us all a little bit of snow. we will have increasing clouds and light rain. it will not do a lot so you do not have to cancel your plans. will have a decrease in showers as we head into afternoon. the fog will return. here is a look of satellite and radar. by 2:00 p.m. we have scattered showers throughout the bay area. if you have plaza 4:00 we are basically love with the if you spenleft w your high for today will be 50s all around. 62 degrees for livermore and 51 degrees for hayward. there's 7 day around the bay shows on settled wets weather for the rest of the week. we do have another system that will come in here by monday. if you will get a break on wednesday before
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Dec 18, 2012 4:00am PST
legal request by apple to ban u.s. sales of sam's are smart phone models. >> the ruling comes after a apple award more than a billion dollars in damages after a jury found sam's song at copy critical features of the iphone at ipad. >> earlier this year, and out for your call the jury 105 billion award a slap on the wrist. >> in turn, some argue that apple will try to tie them up in courts from the war rather than competing with it head on. >> san jose andzipcar announce a new deal that will allow 15 newzipcars to be part for free at city of lots downtown. >> to otherzipcars are already part in a nearby private lots. >> the pilot program, meant to encourage low-cost ride sharing in downtown san jose, was approved by the san jose city council reuter this year will offer a party for to 40 of the cars to bring real vehicles for up to 18 months. >> aaa expects a slight increase in the end of the year holiday travel. nearly 12 million californians are expected to erode our christmas and new year. that is up to% over last year. >> 10 million of those travelers will be on the road. >> near a
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Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
taxes, and severe spending cuts. >> living in the u.s. month. software company founder john mcafee said sunday that he wants to return to the united states in order to settle down and lead a normal life. the former software designer is currently in guatemala requesting political asylum. >> let me be clear, that i had absolutely nothing to do with the murder of my neighbor. our intent is to return to the u.s. and try to salvage a normal life under the circumstances. >>pam: he is being held in a detention center while he fights a government order that he be returned to belize. a judge has yet to rule on whether he will be granted political asylum. police in belize still want to question mcafee over the fatal shooting of a u.s. citizen who lived near mcafee's home in belize. >>jacqueline: we enjoyed a nice temperatures but it is it dropping quickly with 50s from the upper 60s this afternoon. 50s in the santa rosa, 54 degrees in daly city. it is still, 60s in oakland. as we go towards tomorrow we will see additional cooling for the afternoon with increasing cloud coverage of rainfall.
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Dec 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
) >>pam: same-sex marriage. we have breaking news for you on the national. the justices of the u.s. supreme court will rule on the california proposition 8. the voter approval initiative the funding marriage between a man and woman a. sides of the debate. because the high court has same sex marriage remains on hold in california, until there is a ruling. >> this is about fundamental coverage. j. r. stone is standing by. >>pam: with reaction from both here to break down what >> because the high court has agreed to hear this case, same sex marriage remains on hold in california, until there is a ruling. the validity of same sex marriage in california has been an issue since 2004. and now we know, we will get the final word by next summer legal briefs will be filed and the case will be argued early next years. possibly in the spring. then the supreme court should issue its ruling very likely by the end of june. and we should also note the supreme court has also agreed to review the federal defense of marriage act. legal experts say agreeing to review both cases is significant. >> it i
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Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
commanded the u.s.-led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 19-91. he lived in retirement in tampa, where he had served in his last military assignment as commander-in- chief of u-s central command. that is the headquarters responsible for u.s. military and security concerns in nearly 20 countries. he was 78. no one was hurt. storm on the way. >> borrowers, that took out a loan. could possibly have found some issues. dan kerman turks of the story from there. >> reporter: many feeble and up in a storefront office, with a quick loan, like here. many -- people will end up in a storefront, like this. dan kerman takes the story from there. >> the legal high is 36%, some are even add 400% because this is such an extraordinary amount of interest, they would never be able to even touch the principle. >> reporter: without admitting to any wrong going check 'n go.. will start to reimburse a refund. between $20.4000 $600 if they apply within the next three months he if you think you can apply? calloanrefund.org but you must file your claim within the next 3
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Dec 16, 2012 8:00am PST
is because we felt u.s. the most important question is that why is that men and boys killed with guns. >> we were talking it is not girls. we do not hear about teenage girls join this why is it and what are we doing wrong. >> it does not happen. the truth is that most men are not violent in this country however, with nine out of time violent crimes are committed by men. every school shooting that has occurred fiord a governmen-it wa cover it was eight-one in 10 boys carries a gun to school one of 10. that is nine times the number of girls >> what are we doing wrong? >> we're not asking that why are girls and to not carry guns. why do for is not have access to guns? we do not answ ask those questions because we just take for granted that boys and men to use guns. >> you have devoted your life to solve a apostle word look more into the psyche of men and boys. we're also talking about the socialization. and how we are raising the voice. what are we doing wrong? >> that is when we ask the question correctly. then we can come up with some pretty good explanations. part of it is socializati
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Dec 19, 2012 5:00pm PST
gains over the past two days. both the nasdaq and s-and-p- 500 lost 10-points. >> the u.s. government's venture into the car business is slowly coming to an end. the treasury department says it will sell its remaining 500 million shares of general motors in the next year or so. that will mark the end of a $50 billion bailout that saved the company while touching off a debate about government intervention in private business. it's all part of its effort to wind down its investments in the troubled asset relief program. >>jacqueline: @ temperatures already quite chilly this eve. taking a look outside 40's through half moon bay and vallejo. and 40's and fairfield is going to be a cold night. 30's for the most part. 20's and in santa rosa. 36 in half moon bay. 33 degrees and san jose. but this would take a look of the satellite and writer changes with friday, clear skies. clouds to the north. associated with this system that is to the north. that hail and is tracking to the west. the tail end-with sub- tropical marche.heavy rainfall, with in some tropical -- moisture. from tha
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Dec 8, 2012 8:00pm PST
country in recent years. >> we spoke with professionals that are treating and what we see in the u.s. is what date are calling professional are calling at least four times more professional >> if you should be aware, make sure that there are no bites on your children. >> officials collected 45 books out of the library's collection of over seven million. and froze them effectively killing the bugs. the school then brought in bed bug sniffing dogs to make sure that all their facilities were clear. >> a farmer in deer park washington spent an hour and a half turning his 200 acre field into a wedding proposal for his longtime girlfriend. it was only after loren lentz had finished working on the "j" in her name that his ten-year-old daughter told him it was backwards. but it didn't matter. lentz asked his girlfriend jody schaefer to help look for his missing service vehicle while the two went up in a friend's plane. when they were in the air she saw it and he popped thethe couple plans to get married next month even though her name is jody not lody. >> what's now showing it theaters this week
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Dec 4, 2012 6:00am PST
revolutionary guard has captured a u.s. droned after it entered iranian airspace over persian off. i ran is saying that the drone was captured but gave no further details on the location or when the incident occurred. a u.s. navy spokesperson says that none of their drones are missing in the middle east so we know it is not from the u.s. navy. i ran claimed all so that it brought down a cia spy drunk. >> a woman in a wheelchair is recovering after she was ran over by a muni train at the and sintersection of church and market street. police are still investigating whether she had leaned forward toward the train, or if she felt off her wheelchair. witnesses say, that the woman was dragged and trapped under the train. if she was rushed to san francisco general hospital suffering life threatening injuries. >> a federal judge is temporarily prohibiting our state from enforcing a first of its kind law that bars licensed therapist from working to change the sexual orientation of a miners'. a u.s. district judge ruled last like the first amendment rights of mental health professionals who engage
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Dec 26, 2012 8:00pm PST
be approved by a judge. will be the largest settlement in u.s. history involving automobile defects. toyota has recalled more than 14-million vehilces worldwide because of acceleration problems in several models. as well as brake defects with the prius hybrid. despite it's troubles. toyota is set to overtake general motors and reclaim "the world's biggest car maker" title for 2012. it says worldwide sales should rise 22 percent this year, to nine-point-seven million vehicles. >> starbucks will publicly take a stand on the looming fiscal cliff. c-e-o howard schultz is asking workers at its 120 d- c-area stores to write "come together" on the coffee cups they serve on thursday and friday. he says it's a way to quote: "send our elected officials a respectful but potent message, urging them to come together to find common ground." if a deal isn't reached between the president and congress. widespread tax increases and automatic government spending cuts will kick in next week. both sides are due back by thursday and have vowed to make a final attempt. stay with us. another check of the f
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Dec 12, 2012 6:00am PST
last year. the total u.s. retail sales increased 4 1/2% for the same period. >> apple has begun the early stages of a television set testing. that's the word from wall street journal this morning. kaukauna's collaborating with giant tax to test designs for a large screen high-resolution tv. apple has been testing television several times for a number of years. the testing comes after apple ceo them put hinted in an interview last month of the new tv product offering may be on the horizon. we will see what comes out of that. net flicks says they've learned which in that service provider is the fastest. they did this by tracking subscriber download speeds. net flicks ranked google fiber as a speedy as internet connection and the u.s. with average down mosby's of 2.5 mb per second. the bad as it is will fiber is only available in just one place right now kansas city, attack kansas. the rest of us net flicks as horizon files ranks no. 2 at nearly 2.2 mb per second. tomcats comes at a close third. >> 611 as the time and we will be back in a couple of minutes as we continue to was develop
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Nov 30, 2012 5:00pm PST
monday if they will make a review on proposition 8. supporters appealed to the u.s. supreme court after the lower court found that unconstitutional. if the court found that it will not try the case the same-sex marriages will resume in california but if they hear the case arguments will likely take place in the spring. the court also has the option of telling consideration what are not to take up the appeal at a later date. >> president obama is taking his fight to with a physical clef. it sounds like his backup came pantry andmonday at 6:30 a.m. pst. monday's order list found the voter initiative a later date. sometime this spring and the end of june. proposition 8 has been denies review, the finalbe a decis during the if the high court denies review, the final year by the 9th u.s. circuit cliff public... the campaign trail.. but again today - he and house speaker john boehner do 'not' sound close to a deal,,, >> if no action is done all taxes will be increased by january 1st. >>catherine: president obama took his case on the road.... visiting a toy factory in pennsylvania... whe
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Dec 21, 2012 7:00am PST
of a pending suit in the u.s. and the u.k. and canada. >> some showers still. that is right james i put into motion you can see exactly which direction the shower is moving. we are seeing the abundance of the heavy rain sitting off the coastline. that is offshore. we have been contending with wet weather in the north bay for some time. santa rosa has received over an inch of rain in the past 12 hours alone. >> said a look at the yellow on your screen over the bottle and the 1 1/37 interchange. take a look at rain fall rate see how much is currently falling in your neighborhood. >> flirting with and half inch in sunspot again it depends on where you're located. heavy rain for portions of 101. you can see in windsor heavy rain right now not to bad in santa rosa. they are catching a bit of a break. seeing rain in the richmond district. the sunset and acting as a specific site. a portion of the downtown area in san francisco is contending with rain. >> off a lot of the surface streets is affected. market street, a very boulevard, sunset boulevard, at 19th avenue headed out of the city.
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Dec 18, 2012 7:00am PST
capital murders in 2012. >> a federal judge denied a legal request by apple to ban u.s. sales of sam songsungs smart phone models. >> the ruling comes after apple was awarded more than a billion dollars in damages after a jury found samsung has copy critical features of the iphone and ipad. >> earlier this year, an apple lawyer called the jury's 1.5 billion award a slap on the wrist. >>. at the the kron 4 news stock feel is in new town connecticut covering the tragedy at sandy hook elementary. >> it is a topic dr. phil tax today at 10, look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and
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Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >> iran officials say they've captured a u.s. drone. iranian television reportered the news -- which the united states disputes --says the aerial device was flying over the persian gulf. according to a u-s navy official, all drones are accounted for. >> there are troubling new signs out of syria. intelligence suggests syrian forces may be preparing to use chemical weapons on its own people. a u-s official says... according to intelligence obtained over the weekend... syrian forces began mixing two chemicals needed to make deadly sarin gas. president obama issued a stern warning to syrian president bashar al-assad. >> i want to make it absolutely clear to assad and those under his command -- the world is watching. the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. >>pam: u-s officials are concerned that with fighting moving closer to damascus, the assad regime may be getting desperate and could use chemical weapons to try to crush the rebellion. secretary of state hillary clinton says if assad goes down that road... there will be consequences. >> this is a red
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Dec 4, 2012 4:00am PST
projects will support prevention and protection capabilities. >> a u.s. attorney says this document plaza residents should be concerned about their privacy rights. >> we are essentially concerned that drones have the capacity to be abused tremendously. >> to get more on that story as the controversy continues to brew. >> let us turn our attention to weather. we have wet weather on the horizon. let us see if it is expected to fall today. >> good morning james we will see live rain especially the north bay. the chances hold off as we wake up tomorrow morning. you are looking live outside relatively clear conditions. we have no issues with visibility as a ticket to our james lick freeway camera. in san francisco we are seeing the clouds start to increase. a cold start to the morning with in most locations in the '40's. into the afternoon mainly north bay showers. we have a slight chance around the san francisco bay. as we head to the evening hours. the rain chance to start to pick up and grow more intense overnight. here is a look at the temperatures we have forties' and '50s 49 out the door
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Dec 23, 2012 8:00am PST
of congress. and he was the second- longest serving senator in u.s. history. >> saisome say that milk prices could get to $7 per gallon. the current agricultural bill expired last summer. congress has not been able to agree. without the dairy subsidiary it will expire on january 1st. it will revert back to the 1949 prices. that would effectively double what we pay now. some call this as the dairy clef--cliff... still ahead on kron 4 news weekend. they are reevaluating hunting the state game warden and hunting officials we have dealt with interpositions and policies. >> let us take a live look we will continue to keep you updated on the forecast and we will be right back. . ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, rich dark chocolate, toasted oats. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. ...and in the tiniest details. nature valley granola thins pack the big taste of granola and dark chocolate into one perfect square, under 100 calorie
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Dec 19, 2012 6:00am PST
adoption of russian children by americans. it is a harsh retaliatory moves against u.s. human-rights legislation. the lower house of parliament, the state duma today approved the second reading of bill responded to the u.s. legislation. to become law the measure would have to pass at third reading in the duma been cleared the upper house before going to president vladimir in houston for his signature. close to 1000 russian children are adopted by u.s. families last year. >> time magazine has unveiled the 2012 choice for its iconic person of the year cover. president obama is this year's choice beating out figures including yahoo ceo morris the mayor, apple ceo tim coke, egyptian president mohammed morsi and bill and hillary clinton. president obama also receive the honor and 2008 when he was president elect. as it has for the past 85 years time magazine up selected the person or persons its editors dean had the single braids impact during the past year. and is 612 a m in the live look from our roof and van ness ave. it is not the goal the spot by a longshot. 41 degrees looking for a
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Dec 31, 2012 4:00am PST
. >> flu season in the u.s. is having its early start in nearly a decade and health officials say that this season could be a bad one. the cdc says it is a notice saying an uptick in flu activity about a month before authorities normally see it and that the primary strain has been associated in the past with more severe flu seasons. often peaks in january, february or even later. reports of flu have been reported in 29 states and higher than normal reports of flu like illnesses have been reported in 12 states. >> one of the most intense and short as meteor showers of your will light up the skies this week. the quadrantids meteor shower will peak overnight thursday and friday morning. the shower last for only a few hours but it can produce up to 40 if shooting starts per hour before dawn. this shower will be the only one in the month of january. if you want to watch the shower, face the north east after midnight. >> the nhl and players' associations are expected to continue their negotiations to date and the two sides are likely to restart offical bargaining. represent as from the leagu
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Dec 11, 2012 6:00am PST
medicare and the debt ceiling is also looming in these talks. the treasury saying the u.s. is likely to hit its 16 part 4 trillion dollar debt limit by the end the year. the treasury could use of credit measures that would stave off any u.s. debt default until mid february. a lot to deal with for congress. they have to get a deal done. they really only have the next week and half before they go on recess. as far as where the talks are right now? they are nowhere. >> we will be back in a couple of minutes. watching wall street the dow finished with a modest gain of 15 points. dow futures are up 35 ahead of the opening bell. we're getting optimism about the federal reserve. whether will do something to stimulate the economy they weren't have a two day policy meeting. a lot of controversy when the u.s. company bailed out aig. they sell the remaining sales for over 7 billion. the u.s. government at one time on a 92% stake in aig. many thought the u.s. government would lose a lot of money on this deal. the u.s. government makes 22.7 billion and aig is now out of government hands. r
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Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
today's news slow. u.s. stock features are flat following the market's slide during monday's thinly traded session which was stored for a holiday. investors remain concerned that congress and the administration will be unable to break the deadlock in talks to resolve the looming fiscal cliff crisis. president obama is ending his out vacation in hawaii today to make a late bid to reach a deal before the year and. the white house that he should be back in washington tomorrow when house and senate members are expected to reconvene. new this morning a car bomb had outside the u.s. base in eastern afghanistan has killed three people and injured six civilians. afghanistan police say the blast killed a security guard and two truck drivers delivering supplies. the tal bang claims responsibility for the attack which happened after a minibus stop at a deep for a security check. the international security assistance for says the base has been secured. if sampras as the woman will be arraigned today on charges of vehicular manslaughter that killed one pedestrian and injured two others in the tw
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Dec 7, 2012 7:00am PST
report, for the month of november. it was a bit of a surprise. the u.s. added 146,000 jobs last month. this drops the unemployment rate to 7.7%. if this is the lowest since december 2008. we will see how this news impacts the market is when they open and about 50 minutes, but some positive news on the jobs front. >> a month after his reelection. president obama has his highest approval rating in more than a year. an associated press poll finds that the president's rating stands at 57% to highest since may of last year. when a seals killed al qaeda leader osama bin laden. the poll also finds more americans think the nation isdirection. 42 percent say that the country is on the right track and a majority believe is likely mr. obama will improve the economy. >> the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to meet behind closed doors began today to consider reviewing the legal issues regarding same-sex marriage. that includes the challenge to california's controversial proposition 8. if the court refuses to review the prop. 8 case same-sex marriage would be legal in california and same-sex c
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Dec 7, 2012 8:00pm PST
>> a deadly crash in rural plus. disturbing details about a middle school teacher and the u.s. supreme court agrees to take up the issue of same-sex marriages. (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >>pam: two people are dead in a head=on collision in eastern contra costa county. the horrific high speed accident near byron seen here in this sky7hd video from abc7news he took his own life after being arrested in a child molesting case. now we are learning more about the serious allegations against a middle bay. >> and backers and opponents of same sex marriages welcoming today's announcement that the u=s supreme court to rule on california's >> this is a case about fundamental fairness. >>pam: tonight at eight. the c-h-p is investigating a deadly crash in a rural part of the east county. two people. including a child. are dead. kron-4's j-r stone is here with the latest details. j.r.? >> this is a tragic this is a video from the bc 7 high- definition the news. this maker of mass, the blue sedan crossed over the center line. and the collisio
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Dec 4, 2012 7:00am PST
more in the story coming up. >> new video he there reportedly shows the u.s. john shot down and i around. >> a lot of clouds and that shot over our roof cam this morning. temperatures are on the mild side. we do have rain headed our way is to our north. we're saying light rain east right around chico. it rain later on this afternoon for the north bay and maybe for the bay area. storm tracker from our shows you where the rain as located just north of santa rosa. we have maybe a half inch of rain on the way for the bay area. i have full details on what to expect and when exactly you need your umbrella coming up in my next report. >> we are taking a look at the peninsula on the 1 01 and northbound direction where at holly street in san carlos we have received word that there is a large pot hole and the roadway that may be affecting the traffic. it was reported on the northbound side of highway 1 01. we are seen some slow traffic around 90 to enter change but that itself is not a problem. it is typical see some slowing there. there is a report that there may be a large pot hole that h
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Dec 7, 2012 4:00am PST
north bay. >> thank you erica. the u.s. supreme court is scheduled to meet behind closed doors today to consider reviewing the legal issues regarding same-sex marriage. that includes the challenge to california's controversial proposition 8. if the court refuses to do that-review the proposition 8 case same- sex marriage would be legal in california and same-sex couples could marry as soon as next week. the court also put the case on hold to review other cases put off a final decision on and on the law. the decision could come today or monday. >> and man is in serious condition this morning after falling from the upper deck of the oakland coliseum, during the first 30 minutes of last night's raiders game. the male victim fell about 30 ft. from the coliseum's upper deck of to the concrete below. >> oakley said they believe the fall was an accident. >> police in foster city are advising residents to secure their vehicles after nine separate all burglaries were reported this week. officers responded to as many as eight break-ins that occurred sometime between monday night and tuesday mo
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Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm PST
attack on the u.s. consulate is blaming state department heads and its bureau of diplomatic security. this is video from the attack, after it happened, what was left behind. the independent investigation found security "inadequate." the review board does not single out any particular individual for disciplinary action. the panel determined that there was no protest before the attack of the consulate to trigger the raid. u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and three others were killed in that attack. >>> donald trump having the last laugh after a former ms. usa contestant trashed his pageant. she defamed the organization and awarded it $5 million in damages. trump sued after form upper ms. pennsylvania claimed that the pageant was rigged and trashy. trump give her 24 hours to take back the accusations. she refused. the case went to arbitration, and trump said he had no choice but to sue and called the ruling "an expensive lesson for her." >>> your temperatures already dipping down. upper 30s in livermore. 43 out the door. in mountainview, 38, napa 46. not too bad along the coastline.
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Dec 3, 2012 7:00am PST
going to lose. ♪ >> we began with the developing new story that we are falling. the u.s. supreme court takes no action on same-sex marriage cases. one of the cases california's prompt 8. california courts have ruled prompt 8 to be unconstitutional. if however they decide to hear the case that same-sex marriages will remain on hold until the court makes a decision. which may not come down until june of next year. >> traffic is a little heavy this morning and at least it is dry. this will stay dry for the next 24 hours and will pick up some light rain. it is a cool start for the morning. we do have a ground fog forming an is limited. it is not until later on this evening that was saved, conditions. here's a look get the numbers it is 45 out the door. i will look there were these are suspected to go one way return. >> we're keeping an eye on venesection from walnut creek it 680 south bond. an accident was reported and there was not in the lines but in the shoulder. chp stated that they just rolled up on the same so they may get it completely cleared shortly. is not considered a hot
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Dec 28, 2012 7:00am PST
attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> retired general norman schwarzlopf has died. >> he gained national attention in 1991 when he led the operation desert storm which liberated kuwait after the iraqi invasion. >> his sister says he died of complications of ammonia. >> he known as storning norman retired to tam up after serving as commander- in-chief of the u.s. central command of the year he was 79 years old. >> police in new york are searching for one as a post a man to his death on a subway platform. >> witnesses said on was talking to ourselves and pacing on the seventh train platform in queens. >> this is to push the man on to the tracks and as the train pulled into the station and then she ran away. >> plolice say the man was struck by the first card pinned down by the second period >> cannot identify the victim and are canvassing the neighborhood to find video of the want. >> we have a live look outside at the san mateo branch we will be back with more on whether >> 7:29 a.m. as the time now. here is a look from our roof cam ranh san francisco on van ness ave. >> we're lo
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